Thursday, January 17, 2013
Prospect Park Reboot One Live to Live All My Children
It looks like One Life to Live and All My Children may actually be rising from the dead in true soap opera fashion! Prospect Park, the company that was going to continue those shows after their ABC finales is currently casting characters. One Life to Live actors/actresses reprising their roles for the reboot so far include Jerry verDorn as Clint, Robin Strasser as Dorian, Erika Slezak as Viki, and Robert Woods as Bo. Casting calls are out for Matthew and Destiny. There's also a casting call out for a Caucasian, 30's character named Billy. Alison Goodman has been named casting director for the reboots. She was previously casting director at GUIDING LIGHT, SUITS and THIRD WATCH. So awesome that there's finally good news for soap opera fans! More good news includes Days of Our Lives has been renewed through September 2014. General Hospital is really good these days, thanks to Frank Valentini & Ron Carlivati honoring GH's history and bringing back legacy characters such as Lucy, AJ, Anna, Duke, Robert Scorpio, Kin Shriner, Genie Francis. It's so funny watching Lucy calling John McBain a vampire named Caleb, the character Michael Easton played on Port Charles. It's really amazing how that is even possible. Michael, the original actor, played Caleb the vampire on Port Charles, went to One Live to Live and played John McBain, then crossed over to GH to continue playing John. Lucy, who was on Port Charles & GH, comes back to GH and finds all these characters/actors who used to be vampires on Port Charles and that's who she thinks they still are. Not just John McBain, but Kelly Monaco who played Livvie and Ian Buchanan who played Joshua Temple. That whole circle, with all original actors no less, is just unbelievable, and such a payoff for fans of all those shows. Only in soap operas is that possible. Think about that. It's crazy how that's even possible. GH is going to be so awesome for the Nurse's Ball and 50th anniversary shows. Lucy's back, Kin as Scottie, Genie as Laura and Jon Lindstrom as Kevin Collins, who was also on Port Charles, are all signed up to come back with even more to come. AWESOME! I can't wait!